Denver Broncos at Green Bay Packers Expert NFL Picks Against the Spread 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers play the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Green Bay as 6.5-point favorites. The total is set at 43.5. The Broncos are 0-2-0 ATS and 0-2-0 when betting on the total. The Packers are 0-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-0-0 against the spread.
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
09/15/19 CB Bryce Callahan Foot is questionable Sunday vs Green Bay
09/15/19 T Ja'Wuan James Knee is questionable Sunday vs Green Bay
09/15/19 LB Joe Jones Triceps is questionable Sunday vs Green Bay
09/15/19 LB Todd Davis Calf is questionable Sunday vs Green Bay
09/11/19 WR Tim Patrick Hand IR
09/03/19 RB Theo Riddick Shoulder IR
09/02/19 G Nico Falah Achilles IR
09/02/19 TE Austin Fort Knee IR
08/23/19 QB Drew Lock Thumb IR
08/09/19 FB Andy Janovich Pectoral is out indefinitely
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
09/16/19 S Raven Greene Ankle IR
09/15/19 WR Darrius Shepherd Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/03/19 TE Jace Sternberger Ankle IR
09/03/19 T Jason Spriggs Abdominal IR
09/03/19 LB Oren Burks Pectoral is out indefinitely
08/23/19 WR Equanimeous St. Brown Ankle IR
In the last game they played, the Denver Broncos took on the Chicago Bears and were defeated 16-14. Royce Freeman led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 54 yards on 11 carries which gave him an average of 4.9 yards per tote. Emmanuel Sanders was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 98 yards on 11 receptions. He averaged 8.9 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Broncos was Joe Flacco who went 35/50 with 292 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick during the game.
The Broncos head into this game 0-2 for 2019. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 15 points per contest, putting them 28th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 92.5 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 8th in the AFC and 16th in the league with 716 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Broncos have compiled a total of 2 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC West and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Broncos have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 20 points per game which has them at 8th among AFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Broncos have allowed 379 yards. Teams are completing 71.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown and 3 rushing TDs. When talking about yards rushing, Denver is allowing 125.5 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the division and 24th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per carry which has them at 8th among AFC teams and 18th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 185 rushing yards through 2 games.
In the last game they played, the Green Bay Packers went up against the Minnesota Vikings and notched a win by a score of 21-16. Leading the way at QB for the Packers was Aaron Rodgers who went 22/34 with 209 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Aaron Jones led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 15 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 116 yards by way of 23 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per carry. Davante Adams led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 106 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 15.1 yards per reception for that contest.
The Packers come into this game with a record of 2-0. Green Bay needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 95.5 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 19th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 191 rushing yards through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Packers average 274 yards per game overall ranking them 29th in the NFL and 15th among NFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Packers are ranked 3rd in the NFC North and 27th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 15.5 points per game.
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The Packers are allowing 9.5 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the division and 2nd in the league. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in the NFL. They are giving up 215.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Packers sit in 4th in the NFC. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown in 2019. In regard to points given up, they have given up 19 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are conceding 122 yards per game which puts them at 19th in the league and 3rd in the NFC North. In 2019, they have conceded 244 yards on the ground and 1 rushing touchdown.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos +6.5
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